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Published: Wednesday, Dec. 21 2011 3:48 p.m. MST

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CaliforniaCougar
Lake Elsinore, CA

The Hawaii fans wanted this hire long ago after Fred von Appen was fired in the 90s. However, the Rainbows, now Warriors, hired June Jones instead, which was also a great hire. Glad to see the Hawaii fans finally got their guy.

motorbike
Cottonwood Heights, UT

B C | 5:46 p.m. Dec. 21, 2011
Park City, UT
After Utah's season ending meltdown against one of the worst teams in the country, Chow could see that there was no future for him on the hill with the kind of QB talent he was given to work with at the U.
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Nice try. Pathetic.

dcbriscoejr
Kapolei, HI

Lots of interesting detail in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser that's missing in the Deseret News report: Chow was born in Hawaii, got passed over for head coaching the job 16 years ago for one of the least successful coaches in Hawaii football history, and his salary doubles to $550,000 in Hawaii on a five-year contract, but it'll be half the $1.1 million annually his predecessor got on a losing record. The Star-Advertiser says Chow becomes the first Asian-American head coach of a major U.S. college program. He also becomes an inspiration for all us post-retirees in the islands ... if he can turn around the program. Chow graduated from the same Hawaii private school as Barack Obama. He'll get a big Aloha in the islands, where UH football is the Big Kahuna.

tcom2011
Fort Worth, TX

Best of luck to you Coach chow! Thanks for all of the great memories at both the Y and the U! We will be cheering for you on the Islands, except against the Cougs.

That's A Good One
Meridian, ID

Long time BYU fan from Boise here and a friend to Norm's close relatives in Idaho. I was always disappointed when he got the shaft from BYU, and even sadder to see him wear Ute red this season but have always remained a fan of his and silently pulled for any team he's coached to be successful. So, I'm very happy to see him get the Hawaii job. There are plenty of other former BYU players and coaches available to help Kyle Whittingham continue to build the Utah program as it moves forward in the PAC-12.

Congrats Norm. I'll pull for the Warriors to be successful now too!

Skippy
West Jordan, UT

Wouldn't it be fun to see Coach Chow get Jake Heaps and turn him into the player the BYU coaches and fans thought he would be?
Congrats to Coach Chow. He will be an awesome coach! I am so glad he finally gets the chance.

MidMajor4ever
Syracuse, UT

That's A Good One | 8:06 a.m. Dec. 22, 2011
Meridian, ID

"There are plenty of other former BYU players and coaches available to help Kyle Whittingham continue to build the Utah program"

FYI, Norm Chow played for the University of Utah. Lavell Edwards played for Utah State University and got his masters degree at the University of Utah.

The U of U and USU contributed the two most influential coaches in byu football history. Think before typing.

BluCoug
Provo, UT

"Think before typing."

You forget to add both Edwards and Chow earned their doctorate degree's from BYU.

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